Divorced Shaquille O’Neal snubs journalist over ‘infidelity’ concern in visibly awkward scenario

Shaquille O’Neal and his marriage to Shaunie ended in heartbreak and tragedy. The former NBA legend has himself admitted several times that he was wrong and expressed regret at the end of things.

He married Shaunie Nelson in 2002. She ended things with him in 2009, and their divorce was finalized in 2011 citing irreconcilable differences. Since then, they have raised their children together and have been able to maintain their friendship.


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He is very open and frank about how and why the marriage ended. “Big” Shaq was asked about it again by Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks. He said, “You know the rules of marriage. I have ruined everything. We don’t have to discuss what I did because you opened all the rooms. I was bad, I was the worst and she did the right thing.”

He finally didn’t go into the details. It ended up being a little awkward for both Taylor and Shaq. Rooks turned it well into a general conversation about marrying the right person. She no longer approached this topic.

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie

Shaq and Shaunie in happier days

Shaquille O’Neal has spoken out in several other places about the reasons this relationship fell apart. He told the Pivot podcast, “I’ve never talked about it and I’m glad you guys asked because I don’t mind talking about it, but I’ve been bad. She was great. It really was her. It was all me.” Of course, he didn’t go into the details then either.

He continued: “She did exactly what she was supposed to do and gave me beautiful children, looked after the household, looked after the company matters. it was just me Sometimes when you make so many mistakes, you can’t really undo them.”


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Shaunie and Shaq have had relationships with other people ever since. Shaunie announced her engagement to Pastor Keion Henderson after they first started dating in February 2020. Shaq is in a relationship with actress Annie Illonzeh. Nevertheless, both treat each other warmly and enjoy the time with their children.

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